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The Largest Fleet in the Florida Keys
The Key West Charter Boat Association is located at Key West City Marina at Garrison Bight in Key West, Fl. For over 30 years, men and women charter boat captains have dedicated their lives to the promotion and preservation of sport fishing. At this site, you may book directly with the captain and not have to worry about added on commission fees from “booking agencies” or reservation businesses. With over 35 boats to choose from, ranging from 18 ft to 45 ft. you can experience the thrill of Key West fishing at its best!!.
Types of fishing offered at the marina are flats, or back country, for permit, bonefish, tarpon, shark and barracuda. Other fish such as mutton snapper may also be caught on the flats.
Skiffs also known as flats or shallow water boats are limited to 2 anglers per boat and generally fish the back country or inland waters of Key West and the Florida Keys for tarpon, bonefish and permit.
Light tackle boats generally fish wrecks for cobia, snappers and other species of fish. Offshore they live bait and kite fish for sailfish, king mackerel and tunas. They are excellent boats to fish in for tarpon because of their walk around capability. Maximum of 4 anglers per boat.
Offshore boats, generally ranging from 34 ft. to 45 ft. can accommodate up to 6 anglers in your party. Trolling for marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, and tuna can be non stop action when the fishing is good. Some boats also fish the wrecks or live bait with kites.
There are three head boats or party boats, up to 75 ft. long, on the dock that offer full and half day trips. They usually fish for yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, and mackerel. Sharks, barracuda and other species of fish are also caught on these boats.